Dr. Andy Thomson will come and talk about the psychology of religion. Dr. Thomson is a psychiatrist in Charlottesville, Virginia. He has a private practice of general psychiatry and forensic psychiatry as well as serving as a staff psychiatrist at the University of Virginia's Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy and the Counseling and Psychological Services of the University of Virginia Student Health Services. Born in Washington, D.C. he received his B.A. degree from Duke University and his M.D. from University of Virginia School of Medicine. Robert Wright's book The Moral Animal introduced him to the emerging discipline of evolutionary psychology. It is that new lens of evolutionary psychology that informs his recent work on a comprehensive psychological formulation of suicide terrorism. Andy recently wrote Why We Believe in God(s): A Concise Guide to the Science of Faith in which Richard Dawkins wrote the foreword. It is designed for any curious individual to be able to be up to speed in less than two hours on the psychological science of religion.